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Some days are high and low in a matter of hours. Two of my day babies had awesome ophthalmology appointments but then I had to go say goodbye to a family I have worked with since i began this job...I've had a lot of kids aging our recently. I get attached to these families and goodbyes are hard for me in general . . . . . #clickinmoms #boldemotionalcolorful #lookslikefilm #lookslikefilmkids #simplychildren #dearestviewfinder #mytinymoments #dearphotographer #magicofchildhood #standstillmychild #enchantedchildhood #candidchildhood #photography #portrait #art #photographer #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #illuminatedchildhood #treasuringlittlememories #childhoodeveryday #count_itjoy #kindredmemories
I truly and utterly adore this picture. It's by no means perfect but it's us. And I love us ♥
Someone has replaced my youngest child with a miniature tyrant who screams at me for trying to help him peel an orange but then lobs said orange against the wall when he is unable to unravel it himself. 😅 He regularly wakes from his naps screaming like a banshee and spends the rest of his time either stamping his feet and expressing himself with lung power or maniacally laughing and rubbing gravy into his hair. My child is much more laid back, better-mannered and happy so I'm not sure where this one has come from. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . #colourinmysquare #mumshots #standstillmychild #collectbeautifulmoments #childhoodpure #outnumberedbyboys #momentscollected #bobolikesyou #lives_in_focus #documentyourdays #thisdayandeveryday #lookslikefilmkids #mama_pals
AD | Don't forget to set up new tech devices ahead of time this Christmas to ensure the appropriate safety features are used for your little ones! The @Plusnet & Internet Matters #NiceDevice quiz is on hand for advice and I've been sharing some more information about how we deal with internet safety at home over on my blog!
We are still having a rough time of it with bad head colds over here, so I thought I'd do a happy post to balance the mood. 😄 So, here's a fun little pile of Christmas goodies for Llewyn this year! We are feeling the need to keep life simple right now, so we focused on needs and supporting some small busineses we love! A teether, brush set, and thrifted silver cup fit the need category! Ellarose has a lot of Ostheimer animals now, so it only seemed right to start baby boy a collection. Also - a local maker creates these dinosaurs, so cute!!! And the star baby is perfect for his first ornament. We're topping it off with a book, and a few things we made ourselves. (I should say making, present tense, because we're still finishing them! Of course. We have like, 6 days 'till Christmas?! 😂) As a final fun touch we're wrapping it up with play silks. No reason simple can't be ridiculously fun, right? . . . . . . . . . . . #livethelittlethings #unpluggedmotherhood #waldorfchild #thehappynow #simplechristmas #vintagechristmas #christmasforkids #montessoriathome #celebrate_childhood #letthekids #choosejoy #meetthemoment #thehappycapture #stockingstuffers #finditliveit #standstillmychild #growwildlyandslow #embracingtheseasons #firstchristmas #feelfreefeed #ourwhimsicaldays #woodentoys
We are having the most magical time at @disneylandparis !! I have literally not touched my phone the whole time we’ve been here. I have lots more pictures to share once we get back home 😁.
Goodness me it’s stormy out there today 🌬 🌬🌬 I was rather hoping for a white snowy Christmas ❄️, but it looks like we’re in for a windy one instead! Anyway, enough about the weather, it’s my turn to go out to a Christmas party tonight, and I’m looking forward to letting my hair down (might possibly be mia for a while after!) . . . . #clickinmoms #folkandstory #prettyengland_advent #visitengland #instaengland #slowsimpleseasonal #slowlivingforlife #quietinthewild #myseasonalstory #embracingtheseasons #momentsofmine #oxfordshire #ourwhimsicaldays #amomentofwhimsy #magicofdecember #thesweetlifeunscripted #searchwondercollect #standstillmychild #magicofchildhood #the_sugar_jar
This swing ❤ My dad made this for the girls and they all love it. This is the first time Mabel has been on alone. ( we couldn't get her off it) 🤭 the bigger girls take turns on winding it up as far as it will go, trying to see who can do the most spins. It's one of my favourite spots at my mum and dads. ❤ Today is the Nativity and we have our angel Iris, putting in a stellar performance. She's already declared she's too tired to be an angel. ( such a diva) Have a grand old day everyone xx . . . . . . . . . . . . .#littlefamiliesofig #littlestoriesofmylife #freerangekids #ourwhimsicaldays #searchwondercollect   #feelfreefeed   #standstillmychild #gowildlyandslow #ourplayfulstyle   #mymagicalmoments   #littlefierceones   #explorerkids #curiouslittleexpĺorers #lovelifeoutdoors #ourfamilyadventures #embracingtheseasons
It's the time for lots of silly faces.  This chap is so unpredictable at the moment.  I had the easier drop off ever at Cubs last night.  It filled me with hope that he might actually try go-karting with the others for their Christmas party.  But when I saw photos and videos being uploaded to our group Facebook page, I couldn't see his face.  My heart sank a little bit, not for me, but for him.  He hadn't had a go. For whatever reason, he had decided to sit on the sidelines and watch instead.  Apparently he played games and won chocolate, so he was more than happy.  Maybe next year he'll decide to get behind the wheel, perhaps not.  I'll just take it as a win that he went into a new environment so easily last night, he left my side without a moment's hesitation, and in his own way, he had a great time.  I'm happy with that #tbcsmiles #mysonismyworld
WIN! Did you catch my @keedo_international Shopping haul last week? Spotted anything you LOVE? Well I have a R500 @keedo_international voucher to give to one of my lucky followers. All you have to do is... 1.Like this post and share it to your Instagram stories (don’t forget to tag me so I can see it) 2. Tag a friend or two in a comment below. 3. Make sure you are following both me and @keedo_international. 4. Comment ‘done’ and you’re entered! The competition closes on Friday, 21 December. Good luck! . . . #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
Just moments old. I got to photograph this family's maternity photos (remember the mom in cheetah print?!) and feel so honored that I was present on the day L made his grand entrance. This first time mama had a 4 hour labor and pushed for about 30 min! HOW?! . . . . . #clickinmoms #simplychildren #dearestviewfinder #mytinymoments #thecandidclass #dearphotographer #momswithcameras #magicofchildhood #standstillmychild #enchantedchildhood #candidchildhood #photography #portrait #art #photographer #ourcandidlife #our_everyday_moments #illuminatedchildhood #treasuringlittlememories #childhoodeveryday #count_itjoy #kindredmemories #boldemotionalcolorful #looklikefilm #lookslikefilmkids #unraveledacademy
How pretty are these lights? I'm really starting to love going to a Christmas light event every year now. I think it really gets you in the festive mood AND your child doesn't have to meet Santa AGAIN....which is always a bonus for kids that ask too many questions. English Heritage are hosting a few enchanted events this year. We visited Brodsworth Hall and Gardens near Doncaster, south Yorkshire last week for their Enchanted Brodsworth event. Look out for my review post coming soon. We loved it and I'd highly recommend it - - - - #brodsworth #southyorkhire #enchanted #enchantedbrodsworth #christmas #christmaslights #beinthepicture #bringthekids #bucketlisttick #englishheritage #capturingtheday #familydays #meandmineproject #motherslove #mumblogger #mummyshot #myhappycapture #myhappyviews #nothingisordinary #oureverydaymoments #rememberingthesedays #showyouwerethere #snappyhappy #standstillmychild #thepursuitofjoyproject #tmum #travelblogger #ukparentbloggers #unitedmotherhood
Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal🎅🏼❤️
On Saturday the boys were invited by @youngdriveruk to have a lesson in their Firefly cars. I so underestimated how much they would love it especially Jack! He spent the 15 minutes driving in and around the cones going forwards and even attempting reverse! Firefly is suitable for children aged 5-10 and when they are 10 they move onto driving in a Vauxhall corsa! Yup an actual real car. It would make a great Christmas present for a child, especially if you have no idea what to buy them. At £21.49 it is really affordable too! Gifted experience in exchange for a review! #capturingtheday #thingsiwanttoremember #littleloves
A week today it will be Christmas Eve 🎄 Elfie left a fun little reminder for Maddie this morning telling her how many more sleeps until Christmas morning. I’m so freakin’ excited for this Christmas 🎅🏽 I finally understand when my parents told me the best Christmas gift was to see their kids opening their own gifts on Christmas Day. Who is with me on this? . . . #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
"it's that time of year when the world falls in love every song you hear seems to say 'merry christmas may your new year's dreams come true' and this song of mine in three-quarter time wishes you and yours the same thing, too" ... merry merry one and all! much love from all of us to you and yours! ... carl & katrina the builder, lil' twin, the dancer, big twin & the explorer ... ps. it was freeezing when we took this self-timer-style. we took two & the other had closed eyes 🙈. we only need one right?! took all of 5 minutes, lots of giggles, upside-down lil' twin, cold squeals & running 🤣...lower the bar & anything's possible right?! ... #christmascard #familyphoto #documentlife #thepursuitofjoyproject #familylife #liveauthentic #folkgood #mybeautifulmess #cornerofmyhome #littleandbrave #mycreativelife #creativehappylife #darlingweekend #chasinglight #nothingisordinary #childhoodunplugged #everydaymoments #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #littlefierceones #twinmom #twinmama #celebratechildhood #runwildmychild #motherhoodrising #magicofchildhood #raisingmytribe #thingsiwanttoremember #standstillmychild #momitforward
This one is so excited for Christmas. This could be the best year yet! 🤩🤩🤩
Aparently, this is the pose you should strike, when reaching the top of a mountain!
Celebrating the official opening of the miniature train and yummy dessertery now open at @sugarrushkzn 🚂 Maddie (my little VIP) was treated to as many train rides as she wanted today and we enjoyed some pretty delicious milkshakes out of the new dessertery @milkstationsrp - you should see the menu! Sugar Rush is looking more and more amazing by the day and is such a great destination for good old family fun! We cannot wait to go back for more train rides and milkshakes! Thanks for having us today @sugarrushkzn. If you’re in the area they are offering R10 train rides and ice creams until 4pm and all proceeds go to @bloomschoolsa 🍦 . . . #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
🎄 These two, one may have been awake half the night coughing, one might have demanded I play what’s the time Mr Wolf until 7.45pm. But it’s all part of it eh? • One has just given me a squashed blueberry and said “Merry Christmas” and the other has just farted while sitting on my lap. • One just told me they loved me more than sun dogs 🐕 ☀️?!?! The other one just told me they drank their own sick, followed my “just joking”. • They are pretty gross 76% of the time, I’ve had to get over my aversion to spittle. And as for wet wipes, well wet wipes save lives in my opinion. • But when I look at them in real life and in this photo and the disaster photos my heart feels full. • And here comes the cheese 🧀 • No matter how gross they are, In the words of Mariah (almost) All I want for Christmasssss, isssss yoooouuuuuu two!
🎶 brown paper packages tied up with string... 🎶 . The Sound of Music is one of my favourite things and I *may* have watched it on repeat over the weekend. I keep dreaming about running though those Austrian mountains à la Maria Von Trapp. Maybe one day , but until then another week of work lies ahead, the last one of the year! 🏔 . . . . #owntherunup #folkandstory #prettyengland_advent #clickinmoms #mom_hub #slowsimpleseasonal #slowlivingforlife #quietinthewild #myseasonalstory #embracingtheseasons #momentsofmine #oxfordshire #ourwhimsicaldays #amomentofwhimsy #magicofdecember #thesweetlifeunscripted #searchwondercollect #standstillmychild #magicofchildhood #the_sugar_jar
{See our Stories for ours} 🌧 Is anyone else going stir crazy?! Let’s help another mama! So share your favourite rainy day activities below . #mamaneedstostaysane
I've had this decoration for ages but have never used it as I always forget to put it away with the other stuff. This year I collected up all the random Christmas decorations and had them ready this year. Please tell me I am not the only person who displaces things, finds them when I dont need them and lose them ready for when i do? 2019 start being alot more organised. Now to enjoy the rest of 2018.. . . . . . . #ivebeengood #christmascountdown #christmasdecorating #honestparenting #motherhoodalive #wildandfreechildren  #wildandfreemama #motherhoodunplugged #mydaughterismyworld #snaphappybritmums  #nothingisordinary   #flashesofdelight #capturingtheday  #our_everyday_moments #ourweekendadventure #documentyourdays #standstillmychild  #ourweekendhappy #themagicofchildhood #lifewithamelia #discoverunder10k  #therealityofparenting #ukparentbloggers  #thehappynow #theheartcaptured  #thatvelvetfeeling   #writeyouonmyheart  #realtalk   #thingsiwanttoremember #takeheartmydear
When children learn to read they learn to recognise the letters individually first - We love playing with the letters in the bubbles - hiding a few and getting them to search for them. Such a great way to learn through play. They all get tidied away in a handy net too so we're all winning! 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #littlefierceones #curiouslittleexplorers #oureverydaymoments #thismamaloves #childhoodunplugged #theirwonderfulworld #themagicineveryday #perfectandproud #cameramama #mummyblogger #standstillmychild #motherhoodalive #motherhoodunplugged , #letthembelittle #dailyparenting , #mytinymoments
Well, what a lovely weekend that was. We were invited up to Salford Quays by @VisittheQuays and spent a couple of night in TheHeart apartments - right in he heart of the Salford Quays and @MediaCityUK. We walked so much yesterday, doing the Snowman Trail which really helped us get to know the area and the children loved it. It's a great free activity if you're in the area. We spent time in the @lowryoutlet , had a really lovely dinner at Lime, saw the Lightwaves exhibition and took the children to see the @dolittlemusical at @the_lowry - such a great family show! Today we went to @ordsall_hall to see Father Christmas before heading back down south. We love having a festive weekend somewhere we haven't been before and Salford Quays was so lovely. It was so beautiful with the Christmas lights everywhere and with so much to look at it was a great base for a family weekend away. We'd definitely visit again. What have you been up to this weekend? #presstrip #thequaysat18 #lightwaves2018
🎄9 S L E E P S🎄⁣ ⁣ Just one more week at school for the kids and 4 more shifts at work for me before we break up for Christmas on Friday! I can’t wait! I can’t believe how fast this month is going, I really wanted to enjoy the festive period as much as possible but it seems to be flying by! ⁣ ⁣ Today I took the kids to an Elves workshop where they got to make some Christmas cards, glitter slime, and also meet the big man himself. They got a certificate each to say they were on his nice list which they loved, a present and also a photo to take home with him too! 🎅🏼🎄
Mia, the spoiled one 😊 In spite of her short age she has a strong personality 🤩 She expresses her ideas and opinions which makes her earn everyone's respect 😃 She admires her older siblings, specially Emma, who she tries to impersonate sometimes 👧 She’s curious, creative, coquette, fun and adventurous, though sometimes she fears the unknown 😲⠀ .⠀ Want to meet Mia? Check @story2sleep to complete the puzzle⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #momentsinmotherhood #momentsoverposes #preciousmoments #momtographer #pixel_kids #mydarlingmemory #worldoflittles #amomentinmotherhood #cameramama #standstillmychild #wildandfreechildren #mom_hub #acupofmotherhood #ohheymama #ILoveMyDad #bestdaddy #myfather #bestdad #mydad #fatherdaughtertime #DaddysLittleGirl #fatheranddaughter #superdaddy #dadhacks #feedme #dadsareawesome #thanksdad #chefdad #thanksdaddy #story2sleep
Last year I bought some baubles from @aldiuk for the boys to decorate. For some reason or other we never got around to actually decorating them. Mark went up in the attic to get some more of our decorations down and came across the box! If Sundays are not for spending time as a family I don't know what is! Oliver and Arthur loved painting their baubles and even Mark and I were able to decorate them too!  #Christmas2018 #DecoratingChristmasBaubles #CreativeKids #CreativeExpression
Elf was found hanging by his feet this morning after he got himself tangled while hanging his washing. This of course left Maddie Moo in stitches which followed by concern that her Elfie needed help... “Shame Elfie, shame...” . . . #Elvesbehavinbadly #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
This time next week it’ll be Christmas Eve Eve! 🎅🏻 I take back what I said before, I’m definitely in the festive mood now 🎄 we’ve spent the afternoon/evening watching Christmas movies and relaxing as we’ve all been a little under the weather - nothing quite beats lazy Sunday’s in pjs does it?!
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These two have been fantastic for me this weekend and I'm so proud of them. We had a bit of a situation yesterday where I managed to snap the key in the door rushing to get to the postman who then had to pass my parcels to me through the living room window (🤦🏼‍♀️) but then we had lunch at Pizza Hut (the ice-cream factory was sooo much better when we were young), watched Christmas films and they were a dream going to bed for me (fingers crossed for the same tonight!). Today, we're going to see The Grinch and everyone's so excited they have their shoes on 2 hours early. 🙈 I can't quite believe there's only 1 school week left until Christmas! What's everyone up to today? I was hoping to be able to take them out for a walk this afternoon but looks like it's rain, again! . #thesiblingsproject #brothersofig #siblingsofig #cc_sibling #kidsforreal #magicofchildhood #standstillmychild #collectbeautifulmoments #childhoodpure #outnumberedbyboys #lives_in_focus #documentyourdays #thisdayandeveryday #lookslikefilmkids #mama_pals #maedformini #igloandindi #bobolikesyou
We are ready for a white Christmas 🤞🎇🎄 it doesn't matter what time of December it is but until we've seen the Snowman, Christmas life can not be fully embraced. I plan on watching it this evening with the girls ⛄ it is just the most beautiful animation isn't it. I can't help but be drawn to anything even slightly melancholy. I am very much looking forward and apprehensive in equal measure to watch the new Watership down. This film has been part of my heart since I was so little. It is my favourite. I hope they do it justice. Happy, peaceful Sunday lovely ones xx . . . . . . . . . . #littlefamiliesofig #littlestoriesofmylife #freerangekids #ourwhimsicaldays #searchwondercollect   #feelfreefeed   #standstillmychild #gowildlyandslow #ourplayfulstyle   #mymagicalmoments   #explorerkids #curiouslittleexpĺorers #lovelifeoutdoors #ourfamilyadventures #embracingtheseasons @vimage_app
Shouting out about these siblings over on the blog tonight. It’s been a whirlwind year adding another one to the family. I can’t imagine our lives without baby boy. These three have a blast together and get up to no good together too. All are equally excited for Christmas as I am. It truly is my favorite time of the year. We are winding down work and working up the Christmas festivities. I am dreaming of baking cookies with the kids and delivering homemade fudge to friends. Oh those kitchen discos we love so much with Christmas music blaring on the radio too. What are you looking forward to most?
It’s been a long term for Harrison. It’s his first term in junior school and I know the work and what is expected of him has ramped up massively. He’s absolutely flourished there and joined in with multiple extra curricular groups and activities, such as Welsh club, Urdd club and learning to play the cornet. He also dabbled in martial arts before deciding it wasn’t for him. The downside is he’s absolutely knackered now and is really emotional sometimes. What he desperately needs now is two weeks of lie ins and chilled out fun to get ready for what the next term brings. The first thing we have to get through is his grommets op at the beginning of January - he’s so excited about (hopefully!) being able to hear properly! #ukparentbloggers #standstillmychild #lifethroughmylens #eldestchild #endofterm #blueeyedboy #cameramama #pixelkids
Can we dare to hope? Who is predicting a white Christmas this year? 😬 ⛄️ 10 days to go! 🎅🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #littlefierceones #curiouslittleexplorers #oureverydaymoments #thismamaloves #childhoodunplugged #theirwonderfulworld #themagicineveryday #perfectandproud #cameramama #mummyblogger #standstillmychild #motherhoodalive #motherhoodunplugged , #letthembelittle #dailyparenting , #mytinymoments #christmasgift #christmastime #kidsatchristmas #xmasgiftideas #stockingfillers #stockingfillersforchildren #christmasstockings
I love the way Ben is looking up adoringly at his biggest brother. They fight, they bicker but they’ve always got each other’s backs. #brothers #siblings #boymama #momofboys #ukparentbloggers #momentslikethese #standstillmychild #lifethroughmylens
🎶The hills are alive, with the sound of music...🎶 . . Spent all night listening to poor babies cough, and blowing my nose on repeat! 😪 We are going into lock down mode, thank goodness for the weekend! Any good holiday movie suggestions? Has anyone seen the new Angela's Christmas on Netflix? It is the sweetest! I cried so much! 😂 . . . . . . . . . . . . #allthefeels #pocketsweetness #loveyourlife #livethelittlethings #unpluggedmotherhood #my_magical_life #thehappynow #pursuingpretty #thesincerestoryteller #darlingmoment #motherhoodthroughinstagram #celebrate_childhood #myeverydaymagic #choosejoy #meetthemoment #thehappycapture #thesweetlifeunscripted #finditliveit #motherhoodissanctifying #holdyourmoments #standstillmychild #growwildlyandslow #embracingtheseasons #feelfreefeed
I hear it’s chilly outside today. I don’t plan on finding out if that’s true or not because I’m not leaving the house! It’s a day of Christmas craft and baking for us today, what are your weekend plans? #whpjoyful #cc_under1500 #jjitskids_bokeh2 #mmm_holidayvibes #oem_holidaytraditions theartofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #standstillmychild #infinity_children #our_everyday_moments #littleandfierce #the_sugar_jar #shared_joy #my_magical_moments #candidchildhood #pixel_kids #magicofchildhood #mom_hub #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #t_c_c_thisisme #freezeamoment1 #ccc_red
It's that day of the month where I share photos of this pair from the month. But, the great thing about December is that I share photos from the whole year. I realised as well that today mark's the end of the fifth year of me joining in with the #SiblingsProject which pretty much means that Athena and Troy's whole relationship has been documented on the pages of my blog. I thought it would be nice to share some of my favourite photos from those five years - from my very first siblings photo through to one from last month. And oh my, they have grown. I cannot wait for Christmas with this gorgeous pair. I know everyone say it, but I am so lucky to be their Mummy.
B R O T H E R S 🎄
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels 🎇 #whpjoyful . . The night sky makes me joyful especially in Winter when the evening is crisp cold and all the stars light up the sky like little blazing marbles 🎇 . . . . . . . . .#myeverydaymoments #amomentofwhimsy #forprettyssake #impressionsofautumn #magicofdecember #thesweetlifeunscripted #prettylittlesquares #thingsiwanttoremember #sgiew_winter #chasingautumn #thatwintermagic #littlefamiliesofig #littlestoriesofmylife #freerangekids #ourwhimsicaldays #searchwondercollect   #feelfreefeed   #standstillmychild #capturingchildhood #gowildlyandslow #ourplayfulstyle   #mymagicalmoments   #littlefierceones   #scenesnotscreens #explorerkids #curiouslittleexpĺorers #lookslikefilmkids
Core training wisdom 2✨ ➖ Repost from @the_banksies using @RepostRegramApp - Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail - Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . We are in hope that each of our children find what makes them feel alive one day...until then, we are soaking in each and every moment we get to watch them develop into who they are meant to be. . . . . . . . #thebanksies #thebanksiestravels #familytravelblog #familytravelblogger #familytrip2018 #campingtrip #familycamping #campingfamily #familycampingtrip #kidswhoexplore #kidswhotravel #mixedfamily #outdoorkids #wilderness_kids #mixedboy #lonepine #kailo #toddlerlife #standstillmychild #blendedfamily #familytrip #familytrips #travelwithkids #travelingwithkids #runwildmychild #outdoorchildhood #alabamahills #awesomeearth
The coolest King in nativity land
For my little girl, who felt her heart break today for the first time.. #elfontheshelf #heartbreak #empathyisagift #whydoesmyheartfeelsobad #whoisit
Oh these two elves have been up to no good today. I don’t mind because we are back to sleeping 7pm-7am in his own room last night. I even woke him snoring to feed him. Lol 😂 it’s one of those you can handle anything if they sleep all night days. So while he threw his first proper tantrum, attacked Brownie our elf on the shelf, and threw his dinner bowl across the kitchen - I am still smiling and laughing through it. Because soon he won’t be small and moments lying down like this looking up at me like I am the best thing in the whole world won’t last forever. His older siblings were disappointed that our elf doesn’t get up to naughty things at night so a school kids told them if they name him a name his likes he will. So after forty Mamés I caved in and Brownie stuck and he was in the sugar bowl the next night. The kids thought it was amazing that they finally found a name he loved enough to move about. 😂🤔😳😂 Whats your elf’s name? Does he stay put or get up to no good? #lifecloseup #myfirstchristmas #babysfirstchristmas
That was a loooong week! Tomorrow will be a packing day for us before we head off to Disneyland Paris on Sunday. Excitement levels are on an all time high in our house at the moment 😁. I apologise for the Disney spam in advance 😊.
6 MONTHS OLD: Last Tuesday our little pudding turned 6 month old.... Wait did I just say 6 months old? Time is going by waaaaay too quickly! My little queen loves eating her feet (swipe to see blurred outtake) can sit up unassisted but is extremely lazy with it and she is now belly crawling around much to her brother's amusement (swipe to see vid) . Did I mention she LOVES FOOD🍞🥦🥚🍗🥒🍉🍌🥑🍓. Baby Fleur has been eating solids for the past month and so far hasn't turned anything down. From pasta, to bread, chicken, greek Yoghurt, to mackerel, veg based smoothies to fruit... She will protest if she sees you eating something without offering it to her😂😂Thank you sweetheart for completing our family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 💋💋xxx
*Rambling Post Ahead Alert* Posting a few more St Lucia pictures because oh it is my favorite! These were taken last year and are still my favoritist ever! Wearing a real candle crown was always a dream of mine - ever since reading American Girl's Kirsten as a child. (Come on, I'm sure I'm not the only one! 😂🙏) Anyways. I also saw some fun new friends following recently and wanted to say hi! I'm Lauren. I love old stuff and old houses. I want to be a minimalist - but I also have a god given knack for finding really cool (old 😂) stuff at thrift stores! Mama to two cheeky munchkins. My husband is a total nerd and I tease him but secretly adore his sciencey musings. (Even if I only understand 10% of what he's saying 😏) Together we live in a rented house from the 1860's. Someday we'll probably move, maybe out west where my family lives. But for now this is perfect. ❤ Hmmm, I love crafting so much my house is never clean. Dark chocolate is the only chocolate. I also am a type 1 diabetic so... Chocolate is my low blood sugar food. Usually. 😆 I've been considering changing my IG handle lately. When I started I wanted it to be super clear for my photography business. Then I ended up falling in love with journaling and sharing bits of our happenings with family and friends. So now I wonder if something a bit cuter would fit better? I'm such a sucker for cute IG handles though. And amazing warm homey content. Top three favorite accounts right now are @our.lovely.mess @bonjourmoon @mamawatters These sweet ladies are worth a follow! I'm always encouraged and warmed by their posts. And now I'm concluding this long rambley post! Comment below if you have any ideas for a new name! I need ideas! ❤ . . . . . . . . . #allthefeels #pocketsweetness #loveyourlife #livethelittlethings #unpluggedmotherhood #my_magical_life #thehappynow #pursuingpretty #thesincerestoryteller #darlingmoment #motherhoodthroughinstagram #celebrate_childhood #myeverydaymagic #choosejoy #meetthemoment #thehappycapture #thesweetlifeunscripted #finditliveit #motherhoodissanctifying #holdyourmoments #standstillmychild #growwildlyandslow #embracingtheseasons #feelfreefeed #stlucia #stluciadaystroll
Okay so we are totally ready to take on our Christmas holiday! I’m so excited to spend the precious time with Maddie by the pool, lounging on a floatie, sipping on @bosworld ‘s new watermelon and mint ice tea! Our fridge is stocked with these handy 3L boxes as well as the 200ml ‘walkie talkie’ boxes. Have you tried the new flavour yet? Doesn’t it just taste like summer feels? BOS have offered my readers an exclusive 15% off either a case of 24 200ml 'Walkie Talkies' and / or a case of four three litre boxes. Now you can stock up on this refreshing new flavour just in time for the holidays! BOSLOVESMONIQUE is the discount code. The shop link is https://bos-brands.myshopify.com/. #GoBos . . . #Ad #Sponosored #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
Man I’m super emotional today. My precious child is moving on up to another class next year at her current school- the last year she will be at her incredible little school which we absolutely adore! Today we got to celebrate their precious little lives at a party at their school where I got a box of Christmas art and her report - it brings tears to my eyes! I’m so proud of this little life Brett and bought into this world. She’s kind, attentive and independent - to read the words of her teachers is just so surreal! I’m beaming with pride today and always! One last year at play school before she starts preschool. Oh my shatters nerves! Aaaaaand.... she’s home with me for a whole month!! I’m so scared 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣 wish me luck 🤞🏼😜 . . . #littlestoriesofmylife  #kidsforreal  #illuminatechildhood  #littleandbrave  #littlefierceones  #motherslove  #nothingsordinary  #curiouslittleexplorers  #developinglife  #mytinymoments  #letthembelittle  #cameramama  #dailyparenting  #unitedinmotherhood  #documentyourdays #myunicornlife  #rememberingthesedays  #standstillmychild  #myfamilyadventures  #littleloves  #mummyshot  #vsco  #vscocam
Home baking. Something we don’t do enough of together these days. But he loves gingerbread so we made the effort to make some dough after school, find some of our cookie cutters, get the icing pens out and have some fun. He loved it and obviously started eating his creations before I could even see the finished masterpieces. One more week of school. We are both counting down the days now. How about you? #mysonismyworld #snaphappybritmums #mysonshine #ukparentbloggers #mysonmylife
Arlo turns 7 in 10 days. Between that and Christmas I’ve spent a lot of time searching for good gifts for 7 year olds over the past couple of months so I’ve written up my top 12 gifts in today’s blog post. My last Christmas gift guide of 2018. You can swipe to see some of the items but go to the link in my bio for the full twelve and links etc. Here’s arlo with his new hair cut that @papagingeuk took him to get the other day, one he had to text me before I saw him saying ‘you’re going to have to brace yourself’ 😬🎄🎅🏻 (Post contains product placement)
This time next week we'll have kicked off our Christmas holidays with this crazy pair. I'll be picking them up at lunch time and then we'll have the best part of three weeks together! I cannot wait. They are so tired, often emotional and so, so huggy. I miss them when they're at school, I love my afternoons with them and I'm looking forward to a slower pace, festiveness and some very special days out too. Christmas is coming and I cannot wait. When do your Christmas holidays start?
She reads me a story while i clean.. (when Tom met Tallulah) #flylady
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